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Scott Walker

May 7, 2013
My name is Scott Walker. I'm 39 and live in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. I was labelled as being bipolar (diagnosed) on January 1, 2000 in Auckland, New Zealand. A rather interesting way to bring in the new millenium! I had three hospital stays between 2000 and 2007 for manic episodes. As with most persons with bipolar, I've been on many different...
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Patricia Potts

March 15, 2013
Patricia Potts is a seasoned speaker and writer. She was diagnosed as bipolar in the 1990’s. During that time she authored the book My Journey from Darkness to Light to teach people to understand and successfully live with bipolar illness. She wrote First-Aid for Feelings while she was involved in a twelve-step program that helped her manage her...
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Elle McCoy

March 14, 2013
Elle McCoy is the name. Bipolar awareness is my aim. I hail from a town in Louisiana small enough to only contain six red-lights, but big enough to house a Super Walmart (a girl is allowed some bragging rights). Our three, town commodities are corn, cotton and catfish – alliterations were all the rage growing up. To this day, the...
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Stillhopefulmom

January 31, 2013
If my twenty year old son knew I was writing this, I'm not sure what he'd do. Bipolar disorder can be a dangerous thing when it goes untreated. I am a mother who is afraid of her son, but I am speaking out for all the other parents out there who fear their own children.First, you should know something about me. I have Bipolar II. I was diagnosed...
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Ashley

January 16, 2013
 Hello all!I feel so privileged to be sharing this blog with others through the International Bipolar Foundation, as well as being able to direct you to my personal blog.Where to start? I thought writing a bio would be easier, but my manic mind right now is thinking…what do I share, what not, what relevant information do folks want to know...
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Rebecca

December 20, 2012
Hello, my name is Rebecca, but most people call me Bekr. My family is from Costa Rica, but I was born and raised in Louisiana. Left when I was 19 for the Army. Was stationed in Korea, Germany, Arizona and did a deployment in Bosnia. Was active duty, then in the Reserves. Was discharged due to having bipolar disorder. Was diagnosed with Bipolar II...
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Alora

December 12, 2012
My name is Alora and I was diagnosed with rapid cycling Bipolar I Disorder back in 2008. While learning to deal with the disorder has been a challenge, it has given her me a chance to grow in ways most people can’t. I’ve found ways to use the mania to my advantage and as a result have gone back to school and have finally been able to get my dream...
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Deborah B.

December 10, 2012
Deborrah B. is a work-from-home writer/blogger and social media strategist from Mesa, AZ. Though she is new in the bipolar community, she’s had Type II symptoms since high school which went undiagnosed until 2003. New to being medically-compliant, she tries to offer a humorous look at the disorder and the situations in which those diagnosed find...
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Maureen

December 10, 2012
 My name is Maureen, and I am forty years old. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about eight years ago. I have battled depression since my teens and was diagnosed with it in my late twenties, while struggling with a stressful career and difficult marriage. My episodes became longer and more debilitating, and short-lived bursts of energy...
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Corrin Elizabeth Ofori

December 6, 2012
My name is Corrin Elizabeth Ofori. I am thirty-one years old. I have been diagnosed with bipolar for just about ten years and it has been a constant struggle. I have seen numerous psychiatrists, and have settled down with a bipolar specialist. I have seen an even higher number of therapists, and am currently in the process of settling down with...
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Carley Cooper

October 23, 2012
My name is Carley. I’m very excited to be part of the International Bipolar Foundation blogging team. First, let me tell you a little bit about myself and my story.I’ve had a Rather Difficult Life, but I’ve Come Out the Other End Happy.I was born in Fortune, Newfoundland. I now live in Barrie, Ontario. I was Social Phobic, right from kindergarten...
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Kathleen K.

September 10, 2012
 My name is Kathleen K. I have been diagnosed with Schizo Affective, Bipolar One disorders since I was 33. That's about 22 years. I have lived through just about anything and everything. From being experimented with on all kinds of medication, as the Doctors couldn't decide which disorder to treat, to being in Mental Hospitals every three to...
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